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Penhance BD (200/28.5 mg) Syrup

Manufactured byMolekule (India) Pvt. Ltd.
ContainsAmoxycillin (200 mg) + Clavulanic Acid (28.5 mg)
Penhance BD (200/28.5 mg) Syrup is a combination of Amoxycillin and Clavulanic acid. Penhance BD (200/28.5 mg) Syrup is used orally to treat many bacterial infections of the lungs, middle ear, sinuses, skin, teeth, and urinary tract. Amoxycillin interferes with the growth and division process of the bacterial cell wall while Clavulanic acid enhances the activity of Amoxycillin against bacteria. The common side effects of Penhance BD (200/28.5 mg) Syrup use are nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, and skin rash. Consult your child's doctor at the earliest if any of these side effects persist or worsen. Before giving this medicine to your child, inform your doctor if your child is allergic to any antibiotics or has experienced any allergic reactions after taking antibiotics. You can give Penhance BD (200/28.5 mg) Syrup to your child with food as it improves absorption and decreases the risks of stomach upset. Your child's doctor will decide the dose and frequency based on the severity of the infection, your child's body weight and age. Stick to the dose, time, and way prescribed. Also, ensure to complete the course of treatment even if your child starts feeling better. This medicine is generally meant to be used in children. However, your doctor may prescribe this medicine to patients who cannot swallow a tablet or capsule. To make sure Penhance BD (200/28.5 mg) Syrup is safe for your child, share your child’s entire medical history with your child's doctor, including any previous episode of allergy, heart problem, a blood disorder, birth defects, lung problem, stomach or intestinal problem, skin disorder, liver disease, and kidney disease. This information is critical as it can help your child's doctor in planning an overall treatment and dose adjustments for your child.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Penhance BD (200/28.5 mg) Syrup

  • Allergic Skin Reaction
  • Diarrhoea
  • Fever
  • Skin yellowing
  • Easy bruising and bleeding
  • Tooth discoloration
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Swelling of face, lips, eyelids, tongue, hands and feet
  • Black or tarry stools
  • Muscle or joint pain
  • Sleeplessness

Uses of Penhance BD (200/28.5 mg) Syrup

What is it prescribed for?

  • Acute otitis media
  • Sinusitis
  • Lower Respiratory Tract Infection
  • Skin Infection
  • Urinary Tract Infection
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Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    Penhance BD (200/28.5 mg) Syrup starts working within 1-2 hours of taking it orally. You will start to feel better in 3 to 5 days after taking this medication.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The effect of Penhance BD (200/28.5 mg) Syrup lasts for an average duration of 6-8 hours.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit forming tendencies were reported for Penhance BD (200/28.5 mg) Syrup.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    Penhance BD (200/28.5 mg) Syrup is generally meant for child use.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    Penhance BD (200/28.5 mg) Syrup is generally meant for child use.


Avoid Penhance BD (200/28.5 mg) Syrup if your child is previously allergic to it. Seek an immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of allergic reactions such as skin rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, breathing difficulties, etc.


Penhance BD (200/28.5 mg) Syrup should be avoided for use if your child has/had a condition where the normal flow of bile from the liver is interrupted (cholestasis).

Liver dysfunction

Avoid using Penhance BD (200/28.5 mg) Syrup if your child has a history of liver disease associated with the use of this medicine or any other antibiotics.
Warnings for special population


Penhance BD (200/28.5 mg) Syrup is generally meant for child use.


Penhance BD (200/28.5 mg) Syrup is generally meant for child use.
General warnings


Penhance BD (200/28.5 mg) Syrup can cause diarrhoea because it may also kill the helpful bacteria in your stomach or intestine. Get emergency medical help if you experience severe diarrhoea that is watery or bloody.

Antibiotic resistance

Usage of Penhance BD (200/28.5 mg) Syrup without sufficient proof or suspicion of a bacterial infection should be avoided. Irrational dosing (overuse of antibiotics) might fail in providing the benefits and even cause toxicity. It may also increase the risk of the development of bacteria that are antibiotic-resistant.

Liver disease

Regular monitoring of the liver enzyme levels is necessary while taking Penhance BD (200/28.5 mg) Syrup and even after treatment with this medicine is complete.

Form of medication

Penhance BD (200/28.5 mg) Syrup is normally used in the case of pediatric (children) patients. However, adult patients who are unable to chew or swallow the solid form can use the liquid form under your doctor's supervision.

Missed Dose

If you forget to give a Penhance BD (200/28.5 mg) Syrup dose to your child, make sure that you remember to give your next dose on time. Do not give two doses together to make up for a forgotten dose.


Never give Penhance BD (200/28.5 mg) Syrup more than the prescribed dose. If you suspect that you might have given an overdose of this medicine and observing difficulty in the child, go to the emergency department of your local hospital.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol


Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.


Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine




Live vaccines

Disease interactions


Mononucleosis (kissing disease) may develop a maculopapular skin rash after 5-10 days of treatment with this medicine and resolves within days of discontinuing the use. Penhance BD (200/28.5 mg) Syrup may not be appropriate medicine in patients with mononucleosis.


Penhance BD (200/28.5 mg) Syrup can kill the helpful bacteria in your stomach or intestine and leads to diarrhoea. Therefore, use this tablet with extreme caution if there is colitis (swelling of the inner lining of the colon).

Kidney Disease

Patients with kidney diseases need special consideration while taking Penhance BD (200/28.5 mg) Syrup due to the risk of kidney damage. Dose adjustment should be done based on the clinical condition.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions

Urine Sugar Test (Benedict's of Fehling's reagent)

High urine concentrations of Penhance BD (200/28.5 mg) Syrup might give a false-positive result for the urine sugar test (test to determine the presence of glucose).
Give Penhance BD (200/28.5 mg) Syrup orally to your child with food to decrease the upset stomach. Your child must complete the entire course of Penhance BD (200/28.5 mg) Syrup. Stopping the treatment early may cause the bacteria to multiply again, become resistant, or cause another infection. Your child may have a bitter taste in the mouth after the intake of Penhance BD (200/28.5 mg) Syrup. Eating citrus fruit or sipping plenty of water or fruit juice may help. Encourage your child to drink plenty of water in case diarrhoea develops as a side effect. Never give Penhance BD (200/28.5 mg) Syrup until and unless prescribed by your child's doctor. You must never share your child’s medicine with anyone else even if they show similar symptoms. Do not give Penhance BD (200/28.5 mg) Syrup to treat the common cold and flu-like symptoms caused by viruses. Never save medicine for future illnesses. It cannot be said whether the same medicine will work on future infections. Discard the medicine if the seal is broken or the appearance of the liquid changes. Stop Penhance BD (200/28.5 mg) Syrup immediately if your child develops an itchy rash, facial swelling, or breathing difficulty. Report to your doctor without any delay.

To be taken with food

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Effect on sleep is not established

How it works
Penhance BD (200/28.5 mg) Syrup is a combination of Amoxycillin and Clavulanic acid. Amoxycillin binds to certain specific receptors and prevents the formation of a necessary component for the cell wall building process. Clavulanic acid is effective against a specific species of bacteria that are resistant to other antibiotic medicines. Thus, the combination becomes effective against a wide range of bacteria.
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